Man jailed for historic sex offences against children - The Solihull Observer

Man jailed for historic sex offences against children

Solihull Editorial 19th Jan, 2023   0

A DANGEROUS sex offender who abused two young girls in the 1980s and 90s has been jailed.

Raymond Higgins, of Old Forest Way in Shard End, was found guilty of eight offences of indecently assaulting the girls for over eight years.

The 71-year-old was jailed for 14 years at Coventry Crown Court and will be on the sex offenders register for life.

He was arrested and questioned in 2019 after the women he abused came forward and reported him to the police.

West Midlands Police say in interview, he denied being responsible for any of the assaults, accusing the two victims of colluding to cause him problems.

The force added Higgins was deemed a dangerous offender by the court.

DC Sunita Sharma, from the Public Protection Unit at Coventry, said: “These were a series of appalling assaults on two young girls.

“Higgins denied any responsibility when questioned by officers and we welcome his conviction.

“These kind of offences are taken extremely seriously, no matter how long ago they took place.”

If you were a victim of child sexual abuse, or know someone you think may have been, you can find more information click here.

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